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The Forgotten Portals

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You're making your way through an icy region and are nearly crushed when some ice caverns collapse. Eventually you make your way out only to find yourself trapped in a long deserted temple complex. The gates are enchanted and cannot be opened. You decipher an inscription that tells you that you must pass through three portals to remove the barriers that will allow you to leave. : This is a one-level "mini-hub." You'll need to complete each of three different areas (order doesn't matter) to finish it. : To run it, you'll need an enhanced version of the Heretic engine such as wHeretic. You can download it here: http://www.raven-games.com/wheretic/


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Superb. Challenging but do-able

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The idea of 3 mini-levels in one sounds nice, but there are several problems with that : each level has its own style, but suffers from repetitive texturing; and giving all weapons in start makes it kinda too easy given the 3 areas themselves, filled with too much ammo (skill 4). However a bit of level rework can make it really good and challenging. For now, 3/5. ~Naan

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It's pretty good. 4/5

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maulosiarch

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Once upon a time, this was one of the first maps I downloaded and played from here. I thought it was amazing then. Now, I see how it's flawed: never really enough monsters in one place to make death seem imminent. I played the "cliffs" area first, so I got the Phoenix Rod early, which should have been replaced with the Mace anyway because there is not a single boss enemy.

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    • By whirledtsar · Posted
      Not too shabby. Very intricate level with halls & rooms to explore taking up almost every square inch of the castle. You do have to look through pretty much the whole place to find the necessary keys, but you'll have fun in the process. Most of the gameplay is pretty simple run & gunning of mooks but there are a couple neat traps, like the teleporting/telefragging area and the exit. Despite the large and labyrinthine design of the level, it doesn't get boring or easy to get lost in due to the abundance of landmarks (mainly sector furniture) and high interconnectedness. Texture alignment is quite bad, but oh well. There are some replaced sounds which are a bit odd but not bad, which kind of encapsulates the whole wad.
    • By MTrop · Posted
      If you want something quick, fun, challenging, and a little nostalgic, play this.   Good job, Jimmy.  
    • By Zalewa · Posted
      If you want something that looks uncomplicated but fair looking, easy but not uninvolved, non-linear but small, somewhat blocky but still good architecture and very quick to beat without ever saving throughout all 9 maps then this is your WAD. I played it, I liked it. Design themes stray towards the original E4, but are not exactly the same.
    • By Copenhagen Bram · Posted
      This is the first non-Euclidean doom wad I've ever seen! And it's done right! That must've been some project. Well done.
    • By dylux · Posted
      *** PLUTONIA 3 - GOING TO THE SURFACE Review ***   I usually start off my reviews with "The Bad," followed by "The Good." This one is going to have "The Ugly." Ready?   The Good:   - Not a thing.   The Bad:   - Everything. For a more detailed reason, see TurrboAnklet's and/or GuyNamedErick's review (both below). I agree with 110% of every word written in both.   The Ugly:   - Duke Nukem music? Really?!?!?! - BFG9000 in second level. And enough plasma cells to virtually destroy the universe including any parallel ones.   **************************************************************************   In Short: I saw the PLUTONIA name, and I got fairly excited to play it. But, that's the gimmick here, isn't it? Reel you in with the name and then you open Pandora's Box. Freeware or not.   I played a few levels from start, then I IDCLEV'ed to a couple teen-numbered levels, then to mid- to later-twenty numbered levels to see if there was hope in the future for any chance of fun. Nope. It's as much fun as eating a generic-branded box of Mac & Cheese - with the box missing the cheese.   I am required to give this WAD at least 1 star else I can't post a review. So, for that reason ONLY, this "WAD" gets a star. There is no freaking way this took 3 years to build. I would believe it more, if it were 3 minutes. This clusterf*ck not only tarnishes the great PLUTONIA name, it insults the entire DooM universe.   Soooo not recommended. 0 out 5 stars.
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